The former Wba Cw champion Yuniel Dorticos entered this fight with a pro record of 23-1-0 (21 KOs=91%) and he is ranked as the No.6 cruiserweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Oleksandr Usyk). He fought twice last year losing to Murat Gassiev (Murat Gassiev vs Yunier Dorticos) and beating Mateusz Masternak (Yuniel Dorticos vs Mateusz Masternak).
His opponent, the undefeated Andrew Tabiti, has a perfect record of 17-0-0 (13 KOs=76%) and he entered as the No.12 in the same weight class. In his last three bouts he has won over Steve Cunningham (Steve Cunningham vs Andrew Tabiti), Lateef Kayode (Andrew Tabiti vs Lateef Kayode) and Ruslan Fayfer (Andrew Tabiti vs Ruslan Fayfer). Dorticos vs Tabiti is valid for the interim IBF World cruiserweight title and it is the semi-final of the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament (WBSS – Muhammad Ali Trophy); undercard of Mairis Briedis vs Krzysztof Glowacki. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia
Division: cruiserweight (200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: interim IBF World cruiserweight title
Dorticos’ previous fight: Yuniel Dorticos vs Mateusz Masternak
Tabiti’s previous fight: Andrew Tabiti vs Ruslan Fayfer
Dorticos vs Tabiti full fight video:
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